Art is the Executive Director of LFHC. His primary responsibilities include initiating community outreach programs and overseeing legal staff in filing complaints. Prior to this, he focused his practice on housing issues and landlord/tenant law. Art has taught for the National Business Institute and lectures to both landlords and tenants on a regular basis. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, and the Florida Bar.
Art received his B.S. degree in journalism with honors from the University of Florida. He earned his J.D. degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a member of the Georgia Chapter of the Order of the Coif. [email]
Drew is a social worker who, through working with the Lexington Fair Housing Council, has grounded himself in the cause of housing justice. His primary service focus is coordinating discrimination tests to investigate allegations of fair housing violations, which involves both organizing volunteers and managing the collection of data from investigations. Drew also leads fair housing trainings for tenants and housing providers and advocates on behalf of residents who find themselves targeted by housing discrimination. Internally at LFHC, Drew handles all bookkeeping and HR doings for the agency, graphic design projects, and documentation of process and procedures.
Drew earned his social worker certification in 2018 and, along with a cooperative business he started in 2019, works with several state chapters of the National Association of Social Workers to train social workers and social service providers to dismantle structures of oppression perpetuated within their practice and organizations. [email]
Shay works closely with landlords and tenants to address disputes, mediate compromises, and investigate fair housing concerns. Her service focus includes providing tenants with information on their housing rights and locating services in the community to assist them with their needs. Shay believes that housing is a basic human right and that all people should have access to safe and affordable living conditions. She advocates for equal housing opportunities across KY, participating in numerous conferences, trainings, interviews, and community events.
Shay is a certified Peer Support Specialist and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Morehead State University. [email]